A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged in connection to two incidents in which men were stabbed in Rotherham Town Centre.
The 16-year-old has been charged with two counts of Section 18 wounding with intent.
Police were called at around 4:50pm on 7 July to reports that a man had been stabbed in High Street.
Emergency services attended the scene and a 30-year-old man was taken to hospital via ambulance after suffering serious stab wounds. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Police were again called at around 11:15am on 8 July to reports that a second man had been stabbed in Spring Walk.
Emergency Services attended the scene and a 39-year-old man was taken to hospital via ambulance after suffering stab wounds. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Officers have made three arrests in total in connection to these incidents. One 16-year-old has been charged and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on 12 July.
A second 16-year-old and a 17-year-old have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Lee Wilson said: “We understand that these incidents will have caused a great deal of concern for the local community. Please know that investigations have been launched and our enquiries continue at pace.
“We remain keen to hear from anyone with information that might help our enquiries.
“If you think you can help please call 101 quoting incident number 672 of 7 July and 347 for 8 July.”
Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.
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